Burn It Down: Two Plays From the Edge

By Eugene O'Neill and August Strindberg

Two pitiless tales about men on the brink. No feel-good endings in sight.

Did you know: there is a rich history of drama outside the comfortable confines of Disney+? Literally thousands and thousands of tales in which many people do many unreasonable things, ignore the righteous protests of others, and pursue their own objectives with little care or regard for the consequences? Theater which was never designed to leave the audience feeling good?

Falconbridge remembers. And we’re bringing scorched earth back with two exemplars:

Ile by Eugene O’Neill: monomania and a sad organist at sea

Facing Death by August Strindberg: the Very Extra end of a family long teetering on the brink


Produced by Falconbridge Players at Arts + Literature Laboratory, 111 S. Livingston St. Madison

Performances: September 19, 2023

Performance Times:
September 19, 7 PM

Free admission

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Sign up to be considered for a role in one (or more) upcoming presentations by Falconbridge Players at Arts + Literature Laboratory. Signups are accepted at any time: the posted dates are a rough approximation of deadlines to be considered for each of the upcoming presentations. Signup Link

September 19: Burn It Down (Ile by O'Neill and Facing Death by Strindberg, presented as staged readings with movement. Rehearsals Sept 13, 14, 17. Signups requested by August 18.)

Audition is not required but we suggest that if you have never performed with Falconbridge or Madison Shakespeare that you submit a short video monologue of your choice. If you need ideas, see www.stagemilk.com/monologues/